New Street Communications Marks 5 Year Anniversary

"Digital-native" Rhode Island publisher celebrates five years of developing and distributing first-class literary content in eBook, paper, and audio formats.
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NEWPORT, R.I. - June 23, 2015 - PRLog -- New Street Communications, LLC, of Wickford, Rhode Island, looks back on a period of rapid growth as the firm marks its fifth birthday this June.

"We're excited," says founder and managing director Edward Renehan,"to be a leader in the vanguard of 'new paradigm' publishing, extensively leveraging digital technologies, including the veritable 'Cloud,' to explore new avenues of distribution while at the same time generating a steadily growing stream of revenues for our content partners. We currently have 85 active titles in our catalogue, with many more in development."

The firm is a closely held enterprise and trademark owned by the Renehan family.The firm distributes paper books, eBooks, and audio editions throughout North America, Europe, the British Isles, the Far East, Australia, and elsewhere.

New Street publishes a wide range of books in a host of categories including fiction, memoirs, literary criticism, and business/technology. The firm's subsidiary Dark Hall Press - administered by William Renehan - publishes first-quality horror fiction and SciFi, including the international bestseller Exoskeleton by LSU physicist Shane Stadler. Another imprint, New Street Nautical Audio, publishes the best of the best sailing literature in beautifully produced audio editions using content licensed from such eminent publishers as International Marine/McGraw Hill, Adlard Coles/Bloomsbury, Broadway Books/Random House, Paradise Cay, W.W. Norton, Clarkson Potter, and HarperCollins.

"Our lists," says Renehan, "include works by New York Times bestselling author Steven Callahan and many other major writers. We're also proud to boast an editorial board that includes EFF co-founder and Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow, noted novelist Robert Leuci, social historian and commentator Arthur Goldwag, and others just as eminent in their respective fields."

The author of more than 20 books himself (these published by such firms as Doubleday, Crown, Oxford University Press, and Basic/Perseus), Renehan comes out of a long career as an executive in so-called "Big 5" publishing. Based in Manhattan, Renehan was for many years the Director of Computer Publishing Programs for MBCI/Macmillan, now a part of the Bookspan/Book-of-the-Month Club group of companies, and also held posts at St. Martin's Press and other major houses.

"Now the 'big boys' are on the ropes," says Renehan, "and it is the lean, agile publishing start-ups which we see thriving amid the new digitally-enhanced era of content creation and distribution. We're talking about a drastically and rapidly changing climate amid which the giant dinosaurs, once so dominant, struggle to survive. The large houses have long been wedded to brick and mortar distribution, a situation where they held quite a monopoly with regard to bookshelf space. Now, with the brick and mortar bookstore footprint shrinking worldwide, and the explosion of distribution via the Internet, we are really in a situation where quality content rules the day, no matter how large or small the capitalization of the publishing source. Amazon, iTunes, and other digital distribution channels afford New Street - and a host of other innovative start-ups - with just as much 'shelf-space' as they do any title from Penguin/Random House, Simon & Schuster, or other large players, all of whom remain saddled with the overhead associated with the old publishing paradigm - something the digital start-ups don't have to worry about."

Renehan sees a bright future for New Street and similar firms. "Innovation is what it's all about, both in the development of first-class content and the pioneering of new forms of presentation and distribution."

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